An Adventurous Tour to Real Iran

9 Day Iran Cultural Tour

From € 1070 

Worth the risk?

 “Iran is not safe. It’s full of danger and not worth to risk visiting at all”.

Who fed this to us all our lives? Wait, I know you might still believe this as I did before visiting Iran.

My grandparents had visited Iran when they were young. Every time, I talked about having plans to travel, they brought up their great memories of those times. They told me how magical it could be if I visit Iran. I was tired of hearing such mixed information about this multi-faceted country all my life. That made me decide to experience it once and for all through the lenses of my own eyes instead of letting others tell me what I know of one of the most ancient civilizations through time!

Since I only could get a week and a half off work, I decided to take this diverse 9-day tour that had all the places my grandparents mentioned in itself (Tehran, Isfahan, Yazd, Shiraz, and Abyaneh).

I will try to tell you the story of all the scary things that happened to me on this trip through the itinerary, so you decide for yourself if it’s worth risking to visit Iran via IranAmaze Iran travel agency!

Risk of traveling to Iran

Starts in:

  Tehran

Ends in:

  Tehran

Destinations:

 Tehran, Yazd, Shiraz, Isfahan, Abyaneh

Duration:

  9 Days

Age Range:

  7 - 80

Physical Rating:

1/5

Group Size:

  2 - 10

Accommodation:

  8 nights at 4-star hotels

Itinerary

Story of the Day

My first expression of Tehran was that it’s pretty risky walking through the sky on the beautifully designed Tabiat bridge. For instance, it had many kind people who shared their tea and food with me as I passed them! I might end up gaining so much weight by the end of this journey through Iran!

Experiences

  • Airport pick up
  • Tabiat Bridge
    Tehran’s Largest Pedestrian Overpass
  • Bame Tehran
    (Depending on arrival time)
  • Saadabad Palace
    (Depending on arrival time)
  • Welcoming Dinner
  • Overnight stay at a 4-star hotel in Tehran

Story of the Day

The Grand Bazaar. Eating Persian Kebab. Traditional ice-cream and all. Museums full of ancient pieces from hundreds of years ago. Just a glimpse into how dangerously fun this trip could become!

Experiences

  • Golestan Palac
    A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Tehran Bazaar
    City life & crowded streets, shopping, modernity intertwined with the history
  • National Museum of Iran
    Historical ancient monuments, oldest artifacts date back to Lower Paleolithic period
  • Treasury of National Jewels
  • Overnight stay at a 4-star hotel in Tehran

Story of the Day

Taking a train through the beautiful silent deserts of Iran from Tehran to Yazd, then finding myself in the best roof cafes of a historic neighborhood of Fahadan was shocking for days to come. As a result, I kept wondering if I just dreamed of it all!

Experiences

  • Train to Historic City of Yazd, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Jameh Mosque of Yazd
    One of the tallest minarets among Persian mosques
  • Fahadan neighborhood
    Walking tour of the old city of Yazd, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Zarch Qanat
    The Persian Qanat, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Overnight stay at a 4-star hotel in Yazd

Story of the Day

Tower of silence is this ancient Zoroastrian cemetery that has the most spiritual feels to the atmosphere and the best view of the historical city of Yazd. Consequently, it made me question if I wanted to hide somewhere and never leave Iran! I started praying to the ancient gods for some more paid time off!

Experiences

  • Tower of Silence
    Zoroastrian ritual exposure of the dead bodies to carrion birds
  • Fire Temple & Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture
    The only one of the highest-grade fires in ancient Iran where Zoroastrians have practiced their religion since 400 BC
  • Amir Chakhmaq
    Symmetrical sunken arched alcoves
  • Dowlat Abad Garden
    The Persian Garden, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • House Dinner
    An Iranian family invites us to their home for a homemade dinner
  • Overnight stay at a 4-star hotel in Yazd

Story of the Day

To have lunch with real nomads who have spent all their lives moving through mountains and hear the secret ingredient of lifetime travel might be the most dangerously fantastic thing I could have ever done!

Experiences

  • The Cypress of Abarkuh
    Oldest living lifeform in Asia, 4000 to 5000 years old
  • Pasargadae
    The capital of the Achaemenid empire dating back to 559–530 BC, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Tomb of Hafez
  • Overnight stay at a 4-star hotel in Shiraz

Story of the Day

The risk of Shiraz? I ended up not sleeping at night at all!

Singing and dancing in the Eram Garden with people from all around Iran in the evening was quite fun!

Experiences

  • Pink Mosque
    The Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, Orsi stained glasses create a colorful spiritual feeling of awe
  • Vakil complex
    Including Bazaar, Bathhouse, Mosque
  • Arg of Karim Khan
    Citadel in downtown
  • Eram Garden
    Persian Garden, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Shah Cheragh Shrine
    A funerary monument holy to the Shia Muslims
  • Overnight stay at a 4-star hotel in Shiraz

Story of the Day

It was scary as I realized how small humans were. I felt that when I stood next to the giant ancient structures from the glorious times of the Achaemenids empire! I wondered how they all died. So, they’ve left behind only these rocks from thousands of years ago living the most luxurious way in between these magnificent walls!

Experiences

  • Persepolis
    A grand ceremonial complex, The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BC, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Necropolis
    A group of ancient Iranian rock reliefs cut into the cliff, from both the Achaemenid and Sassanid periods, Also known as Naqsh-e Rostam
  • Drive to Isfahan
  • Khaju Bridge & Si-o-se-pol Traditional Bridge
    A walking tour of Zayandeh Rud river and bridges, Gathering of songs and music
  • Overnight stay at a 4-star hotel in Isfahan

Story of the Day

My perception of an all Muslim country shattered through visiting the beautiful church and Armenian neighborhood of Isfahan. It was quite uncomfortable as I realized how they used a lie to get me to stay away from visiting this beautiful country called Iran!

Experiences

  • Naqsh-e Jahan Square
    A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
    architecture. Built during the Safavid Empire.
  • Shah Mosque
    Another masterpiece around the square
  • Ali Qapu Palace
    The official residence of Persian Emperors of the Safavid dynasty. Historically valuable paintings and mosaic work, acoustic rooms
  • Chehel Sotoun Palace
    The Persian Garden, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Vank Cathedral
    Community in Isfahan. Jolfa Square is the heart of the Armenian
  • Overnight stay at a 4-star hotel in Isfahan

Story of the Day

It was quite dangerous to end my trip in the peaceful Abyaneh. It’s where people still know how to live like their ancestors from hundreds of years ago in tune with nature and dangerously enough that made me want to come back next year to explore some more of what Iran has to offer beyond my imagination!

Experiences

  • Jameh Mosque
    A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Abyaneh Village
    Known to have existed for about 2500-years, this village is a living museum
  • Drive to Tehran
  • Airport drop off

Your Flexibility Options

Our Moments

We’ve defined 6 different moments for our Iran tours. All of our Iran tour packages include every one of them. Each site or experience has different aspects. However, each moment makes one of those aspects bolder during your experience. These moments are a way for you to express your preferences and have flexibility. In IranAmaze we’ve designed the most efficient tours based on our previous experiences with other travelers. As you fill the booking form, you tell us what your preferences are and which moments connect to you more deeply. This way, you get to decide to enhance or reduce each moment during your Iran tour. We’ll make any changes necessary to your itinerary to align with your needs.

Our Guides

We have brought together a wide and diverse range of guides on our Iran tours. A huge part of your journey is to connect to your guide and have joyful conversations together. Since we want to organize Iran tours that are experience oriented, we’ve made it possible for you to have a say in choosing your guide. Usually, we would arrange a guide for you based on the knowledge we have from our guides and also you. However, you could also tell us in the booking form your preferences about your guide characteristics or specific knowledge and we’ll make sure to match a guide for you based on your requests.

This Tour's Features

Essential of Iran​

This package is the most efficient one for your amount of time. You’ll see all the essentials of Iran while traveling with peace of mind. You’ll also have enough free time to dive deeper into the local culture and Iranian people’s lives. We have put the most important cities of Iran that could have fit into your time limit. All UNESCO heritage sites are fit into your package, as well. 

European Deal​

All bookings and contracts are settled through SAE Event GmbH, a registered travel agency in Austria. As a result, all transactions and processes are done based on the European legal system. So you would have the advantage of working with a local tour operator under EU-law. Visiting Iran with locals was never that hassle-free.

Iranian Cuisines​

We care about food. The meals are not full board so that you can choose them based on your personal preferences. Persian cuisine is popular for its diversity and deliciousness. We’ll introduce a wide range of restaurants to you so you could try what best suits your taste. In the end, we’ll expose you to a ray of delicious local Persian dishes during your trip.

Our Service

Transportation

Airport pick-up, drop-off
All land transportation by Air-co vehicles

Accommodations

8 Nights at 4-star hotels

Meals

8 Breakfast
2 Dinner
Daily snacks & bottled mineral water

Staff & Experts

Local English-speaking Cultural Guide
Chief Experience Officer throughout your trip
24/7 Support

Additional Services

Entrance Fees to the mentioned monuments in the itinerary
Local Debit Card
Iranian Sim Card
Wi-Fi Modem
Official Iran Visa reference number

Exclusions

International airfares, taxes, surcharges
Tips
Meals not mentioned in the inclusions.
Travel Insurance
Other expenses such as laundry, mini bar used in the room, etc.

Plan this Trip

Pricing for Private Tours

Months Price / person
March, April, May
€ 1270
Jun, July, August
€ 1070
September, October
€ 1170
November, December, January, February
€ 1070
  • 50% Surcharge would apply for solo travelers.
  • Volume discounts would apply for groups.

Pre-Booking Form

What is your travel state? *(Required)
How many people are you travelling with? *(Required)
Full Name *(Required)
Which one do you prefer to contact? *(Required)
You could tell us which moments you connect with more deeply based on your personal preferences. Our moments include 6 different categories of art & architecture, religion, hospitality, nature, history & archeology, people & local life.

Booking Terms & Conditions

Payment method

After finalizing the price of the tour you have selected, you should pay a deposit equal to 25% of your tour cost. Then, we will issue a booking confirmation. You should pay the rest (75%) in cash at the beginning of your tour in our office in Iran.

Cancellation policy

In case you cancel your tour booking, cancellation fees will apply:

• Up 90 days before arrival: We’ll fully refund the paid deposit.

• 90-60 days before arrival: We’ll refund 50% of the paid deposit.

• 60-30 days before arrival: We’ll refund 25% of the paid deposit.

• From 30 days before arrival to actual arrival: We will hold the deposit (25% of the package price) as a cancellation fee.

How Is This Trip Responsible?

  • Before the tour starts, the necessary information (e.g., Etiquette) is given to our travelers
  • Local guides and drivers collaborate with us
  • We eat 2 meals in local restaurants
  • 1 night we sleep at an eco lodge
  • We help you to have a better and easier interaction with locals
  • It is not just sightseeing; we provide true to life experiences
  • We go to local-traditional markets
  • We visit the products of NGOs in Isfahan to support them
  • Cars we use are fuel-efficient
  • We try our best to use less plastic and make less waste in our trip

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